Trouble installing Hurd - Solved by Marcus
Many thanks, I thought I was being stupid. OK, will start learning the Hurd
now. Am new to this, though that will be obvious. Will go and down load things,
and read the instructions too.
> On Sun, Sep 26, 1999 at 01:53:51PM +0100, Chris Lingard wrote:
> > hda4: bad access
> > block 28 count 2 blockend 30 nrsects
> > end request I/O error dev 03:04 sector 28
> I see this too, it seems to be harmless.
> > file system not unmounted cleanly Please fsck
> > mount read-only must use fsysopt --writable
> Yeah, we all see this. Needs to be fixed, but nobody has debugged it yet.
> Just boot to multi user and it will automagically try to fsck the disk. Or
> fsck from Linux, or udner Hurd even.
> > If I fsck the partition, then reboot, it 'works' OK. The fsysopt
> > --writable is not an allowed instruction.
> Hey, try "fsysopts --help" and "fsysopts / --writable"
> > What I get is a very unstable system; df does not work
> df does work, but not in the way you are used to it. Use the very latest
> fileutils package (4.0-2.1) and try "df /path", for example "df /".
> > and editing the
> > fstab to mount other partitions is hairy.
> I don't undertstand what you mean. Mounting a partition is done by setting a
> translator, not by editing fstab. BTW, don't use the editor joe, it is
> utterly broken. use jed for a nice light weight editor.
> settrans /mnt /hurd/ext2fs /dev/hd???
> And b sure to read http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-doc-translator and
> the other pages on this site.
> > I have tried MAKEDEV to build
> > for the other partitions
> Yes, this is required. Before creating device files, do "cd /dir", and then
> ./MAKEDEV hd2s6
> or whatever partition.
> > What am I doing wrong. The disks were partitioned with Debian fdisk.
> > Must I have just four primary partitions per disk?
> No. The Hurd groks BSD disk labels and DOS extended partitions just well. If
> it still doesn't work, we need more information to be able to help you.
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